The Life of a Coastie Family Living in Kodiak, AK!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I can't sleep so I thought I would let ya'll know what's been going on so far this week. Sunday when John left, it continued to snow all day and on into Monday and FINALLY stopped Monday night. The snow was beautiful, but why did it have to snow the day John leaves??? This wouldn't be so bad but being from Mississippi, I haven't ever seen much snow in my life (especially THIS much!!). Therefore, I had no idea how to shovel it, drive in it, or even walk in it. So, here I am freaking out because I have never driven our Tahoe till Saturday night or driven ANY vehicle in 4-wheel drive or on snow/ice and I have Hydie with me! Well, we made it home and I decided that I wasn't going anywhere until it quit snowing. I guess I was expecting it to be like Mississippi and when it did quit snowing, all the snow would melt...yeah right!!
Monday Morning The Pile the Snowplow Left
By Monday afternoon, I had realized that our truck is covered in snow and I have no idea how to get it off. As I'm talking to John, I ask him what to do, he tells me and acts likes it's no big deal. Well, I get out there and realize that I am VERY short and can't reach the top of the truck to wipe the snow off to open the door; so I give up and come back inside and decide I'm just not going anywhere until John gets home. Tuesday my new friend Marleen calls and says they are on base and asks if I would like for her hubby to clean my truck off!!! God is GREAT!!! Of course, I said yes and thanked them like 1000 times! So after they leave I get Hydie ready and we go to the exchange and then we went to Craftnite. I had a blast and I even think Hydie did! It was so good to finally meet people and get out of the house! Today, Hydie and I went and hung out with Marleen and her little boy at their house and it was so good to spend most of our day out and about. By the way, John seems very busy with school and hasn't had much time to chat but is ready for Feb. 9th to be here!!
We are a Coast Guard family living in Kodiak, AK. John & Jade met in Columbus, MS at a Leadership conference January 2005. We dated on and off until March 28, 2006 when we finally said "I DO." That May, we became a Coast Guard family when John went to Boot Camp. After Boot Camp, we moved to Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC. Then a few shorts months later we moved to Petaluma, CA for John to attend ET A-School. While John was in A-school, Jade flew back home to Mississippi to have our little miracle, Hydie Grace! In February of 2008, Hydie and Jade flew to Kodiak, Alaska to join John for a 3 year tour. On October 25, 2009 God blessed us with another little miracle, Carter Lindley.